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Tuesday, September 19, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Tips for New Beaufort Area Home Owners

If you've just bought a new home for the first time in the Lowcountry, or are planning to buy one soon, there are a few things you should do as soon as you move in. Being a new homeowner is an exciting time, but you want to make sure to follow these next few tips as soon as you move.

Inspect Your Foundation 

There are many reasons that a foundation can become damaged. existing cracks can become larger, causing more serious issues down the road. Make sure that the ground around the base of your home slopes away from the foundation to prevent water from collecting around it.

If you find any cracks at all, you should repair them as soon as you can.

You might not think this is necessary if an inspector already checked your foundation. But something could have been missed, so it's still a good idea to check it thoroughly yourself.

Create A Homeowner's Journal 

Putting together a homeowner's journal is a great way to make sure all; ...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Moving to Beaufort? Make Sure to Explore These Top 5 Attractions

If you're looking for a charming and picturesque destination to buy a home or just to visit, Beaufort, South Carolina should be at the top of your list. This enchanting city, known as the "Most Romantic City" in South Carolina, offers a treasure trove of attractions and activities that will captivate visitors of all ages. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Beaufort has something for everyone.

Let's explore the top 5 attractions that you must visit if you buy a home in the Beaufort area.

1. Beaufort Historic District

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Beaufort by exploring the Beaufort Historic District. This district is a testament to the city's well-preserved architecture and is home to numerous mansions and buildings that date back to the 1700s. Take a leisurely stroll along the centuries-old streets lined with massive live oaks and admire the Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne-influenced architecture. ; ...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Moving With Dogs? What to Consider When Buying a Home

Are you looking for the perfect home for you and your furry friends in the Hilton Head and Port Royal area? In recent years, data has consistently indicated that home buyers prioritize creating a comfortable environment for their dogs when making real estate purchases. This motivation surpasses factors such as proximity to work or readiness for marriage and children.
When buying a house in the Lowcountry with a dog in mind, there are a few key factors to consider.
A floor plan that works
If your dog is older, navigating stairs may become challenging. In this stage of life, a ranch-style home would be the most suitable option. Mostly it's finding a floor plan that is roomy enough for the family and pets to live comfortably and cohesively together without becoming major obstacles for one another. 
Safe yards
When choosing a home, it's important to consider the outside space. Look closely at whether your dog will have enough room to run and play. Check if the yard has a fence, a; ...

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Monday, August 28, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

How to Get the Best Mortgage Refi Rate for Your Lowcountry Home

Are you considering replacing your existing mortgage with a new loan?
Many homeowners in Beaufort choose to refinance their homes in order to lower their monthly payments and save money in the long term. However, it is important to note that refinancing is only beneficial if you are able to qualify for a new interest rate that is at least one percent lower than your current rate.
The pandemic caused mortgage rates to sharply decline, leading many homeowners to consider refinancing. This resulted in 14 million mortgages being refinanced between 2020 and 2021. However, the market changed in 2022 as rates began to rise, making refinancing less attractive for borrowers.
The housing market and economy influence the rates on mortgage refinancing, but there are factors within your control. With the right knowledge, you can negotiate and get the best deal on refinancing your home's mortgage.
Here are some tips on getting the best mortgage refi rates.
Boost Your Credit Score
When applying; ...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Fun for Everyone This Weekend in Hilton Head and Port Royal

The only thing hotter than the weather in the Lowcountry is the entertainment, and this weekend is no exception! Check out the fun in store this week with great music, arts and crafts, fireworks, and fun for everyone!
SaltWater Soul Fest 2023
Sat, Aug 26, 4 – 10?PM
Okatie Hilton Head Hotel
105 Okatie Center Blvd N, Okatie, SC
The highly anticipated Salt Water Soul Fest is set to return in 2023! This year's lineup includes renowned artists such as Nelson "Shackman" Curry, Klay Bankz, Kendra (the voice of soul), Tina P, Gwen Yvette, and many more. Attendees can look forward to a vibrant atmosphere filled with live music, both indoor and outdoor vendors, and an unforgettable experience hosted by Belinda "BP" Parker and DJ Sean Dolby.
Fri, Aug 25
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC
HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is a weekly summer celebration. It offers ; ...

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